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Old 04-18-2011, 07:12 AM   #8251
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Mine is very close, but doesn't quite touch. My dad's XR has the same pipe as well and his isn't quite as close. Both were already fitted when we got the bikes.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #8252
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How much maintance will a xrr as a primary vehicle be?

I take a couple adventure trips a year 800 mile plus. I know the seat stucks, so I'll replace it, but how is it at highway speeds with winds compared to an XRL?
PT, I've been using my XRR mostly for commuting for the past 20 months, with a little dirt work and pleasure rides here and there. So far I've put over 8,000 miles on my 2nd owner piggy. For what you want to do, the XRR is a fine bike once a few mods are done. You will most likely want a bigger tank. The stock tank doesn't offer much range, so you may end up filling up once or twice a day depending on the length of your commute.

The stock seat is on par with a prostate exam. A Guts Racing foam and cover kit is an inexpensive upgrade, though there are many fine custom seat builders who can work miracles in the seating department, (check back a few pages here in this thread to get some ideas).

I am running a 15/44 sprocket combo for the highway, with stock rims and D606 tires. She'll pull 70 MPH all day long at 40 MPG or better. If I want to get into some serious dirt riding, I can change the front sprocket to a 13 tooth in about 15 minutes and have gearing nearly equivalent to the stock 14/48 set-up.

Oklahoma gets pretty damn windy. Going down the highway, she dances a bit more than the XRL I had, due to the lighter weight. The more powerful engine is nice to have when it comes to riding into a headwind though. When the XRL was fighting to maintain 70 MPH, the XRR will still accelerate, even with highway gears. 15-20 MPH winds tend to be the norm here and windy days are 25-30 MPH with higher gusts. If it gets too bad, you can always tuck down to the tank a bit, or get a windscreen kit like Turbo City sells. The wind just doesn't bother me that much that often, to justify a windscreen.

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:33 AM   #8253
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I went ahead and cranked down the preload on the rear shock. Upon taking her for a test ride.....I am so much happier with this stiffness. If this doesn't keep me happy, I will purchase an 11.5 kg spring.



I'd be carefull with your adjustments there. Often you cannot use the entire threaded area of a shock. It may be there, but the limit of shock preload is very little. I think 1cm. You also run the risk of the spring going solid state (coils touching eachother) transfering the force to the threaded adjusters which could cause a very nasty accident if they were to let go.

If you are in the 11.5kg range, there's no solution other then new springs front and rear.

I would look into this before riding that bike again. As you can see, you have preloaded that spring by over an inch!
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #8254
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Change out the fork oil,
it is like whale snot and you may have rust on the fork springs.

2.5wt oil is ok to use.
The rear kicks anyways.

The biggest help is to use fork and shock springs of your weight.
Thanks! I think i'll give it a shot.

On the whole rear pre-load note discussed above, I found that setting it to about 100mm sag (pig pen advice) with rider on really, really helped the front end perform. Might want to consider measuring this rather than just cranking the rear shock down. One the other hand if it feel good go with it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #8255
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Big John for the disk brake guard I'd go with the Scotts one piece like this.
Can get it locally too.

http://www.brpmoto.com/products?page...ategory_id=351
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #8256
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I'd be carefull with your adjustments there. Often you cannot use the entire threaded area of a shock. It may be there, but the limit of shock preload is very little. I think 1cm. You also run the risk of the spring going solid state (coils touching eachother) transfering the force to the threaded adjusters which could cause a very nasty accident if they were to let go.

If you are in the 11.5kg range, there's no solution other then new springs front and rear.

I would look into this before riding that bike again. As you can see, you have preloaded that spring by over an inch!

I understand and you make some very important points.. I have adjusted the spring to where it behaves exactly as "Race Adjustments" suggest......3" of sag with the rider. At the setting I have it at, I sag exactly 3.5".

As for the springs touching at full compression......I don't think it will happen. I have measured it carefully.

You are probably 100% correct.....I will probably go to the new springs.

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:25 PM   #8257
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I just went through the same issue. I ended up putting high temp silicone at all the joints (allows them to slip easily while still wet), making sure everything was very loose, and gently prying up off the clutch cover and moving the left head tube around a little while it was plugged in to the exhaust port. I actually have a decent amount of clearance now and no rubbing or binding anywhere. Took longer than I thought or wanted, but glad I took the time. If it's bound, as in you have to pry to get the rear mounting points to line up, you'll end up with cracks at the welds sooner than later.

Also worth getting the header ceramic coated. Gets the heat away from you, the radiators and the engine.

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Has anyone had any issues mounting with the FMF Power Bomb header? I just mounted mine up with a White Bros E-Series Pipe. It is extremely close the clutch cover area and when I start up the engine it actually hits a little. Just wondering if I need to take the exhaust off and try to re-adjust it or if something was made wrong.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:40 PM   #8258
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Has anyone had any issues mounting with the FMF Power Bomb header? I just mounted mine up with a White Bros E-Series Pipe. It is extremely close the clutch cover area and when I start up the engine it actually hits a little. Just wondering if I need to take the exhaust off and try to re-adjust it or if something was made wrong.
I've had the PowerBomb on my XR628 and XR650R, both fit well, not close at all to the clutch cover on the 650R.
Mine were both connected to FMF mufflers though (Q2 and Q4)
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:43 AM   #8259
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Thanks! I think i'll give it a shot.

On the whole rear pre-load note discussed above, I found that setting it to about 100mm sag (pig pen advice) with rider on really, really helped the front end perform. Might want to consider measuring this rather than just cranking the rear shock down. One the other hand if it feel good go with it.
Give this a go.
85mm / 25mm rear sag.
Forks through the clamps 15mm.

It will turn better than a WR450, it won't head shake.
If it turns too much for you, just dial it out.

Mine has the rear raised so i run my forks flush to the top of the clamp.

Here's a pic to look at to see how far the rear has been raised.
It is always a good topic of discussion

Measurements taken with bike off ground.





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Old 04-19-2011, 02:44 AM   #8260
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correct i run 1 myself , cant remember the rear ill have to look but i can sit on 70mph allday long and love's it
Sean-0,
Where did you get the 16T front sprocket from?
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:32 AM   #8261
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Sean-0,
Where did you get the 16T front sprocket from?
came with the bike big fella , cant help ya on that , put it this way it was very expensive 16tooth sprocket lol

btw 1 day we need to catch up , i need you to dile my bike in , sag this lower that , ya got me stuffed lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:19 AM   #8262
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Well it seems my clutch is truly destroyed. Its been engaging really wierd, like its skipping teeth on the chain. I just replaced the entire clutch pack, sprockets, and chain. I thought I had the problem fixed but no go. The chain is adjusted correctly. It engages fine until it gets hot, then it grabs hard and abruptly sometimes. Lately it has begun to feel like its skipping teeth.

Any guesses? Broken clutch basket maybe? I checked the basket at the time of the new clutch plates and it looked ok, but I didn't removed the basket to check further. I had hoped it was just glazed/burnt disks.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:44 AM   #8263
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came with the bike big fella , cant help ya on that , put it this way it was very expensive 16tooth sprocket lol

btw 1 day we need to catch up , i need you to dile my bike in , sag this lower that , ya got me stuffed lol
Have you ever checked the sag on your bike?
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:01 AM   #8264
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Have you ever checked the sag on your bike?
HMMMM SNAG on bread with sauce ,, oh sag .....nar i dunno but it feels like a lazyboy when i sit on it , im 95 kg b4 lunch
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:08 AM   #8265
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Sean-0,
Where did you get the 16T front sprocket from?
Got mine here:http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/s...roducts/page-4

Just give them a call.
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